Future scope of mechanical engineering

B.Tech in ME or Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering deals with the manufacturing, design, testing and maintenance of machines.

Mechanical engineering is one of the evergreen, versatile and diverse branches of engineering that deals with the concepts of fluids, mechanics, dynamics, electricity, material sciences, thermodynamics and structural analysis.

Other than vehicles and machinery, engineering in mechanics contributes to developing motor vehicles, engines, aircraft, power equipment, and complex machinery systems. In addition, mechanical engineers are responsible for manufacturing, designing, maintenance, and testing complex machines and equipment.

Mechanical Engineering New Trends

The scope of Mechanical Engineering is limited to the same old manufacturing, testing, and designing giant machines and equipment. With new advancements and technologies, several new domains have been a crucial part of mechanical engineering.

These domains include robotics, nanotechnology, CAD (Computer-aided design), geomechanics and many more. These domains combine mechanical engineering knowledge with other engineering streams to produce innovative and unique products.

Newly introduced domains help mechanical engineers create sustainable solutions in healthcare, climate change, energy or transportation by developing and designing the components and machines for them. Therefore mechanical engineering is a stream that has global importance and is unaffected by any downturn during the economic recession.

Brief description of the new domains in mechanical engineering

Robotics- Robotics combines science, engineering, and technology that includes the design, construction, and production of mechanical robots, a replica of human actions.

Nanotechnology– Nanotechnology is a field to understand, control, research and innovate materials and devices on the scale of atoms and molecules. In simple terms, it involves imaging, measuring, modelling, and manipulating matter at this length scale.

CAD- Computer-aided design, used to digitally create 2D and 3D drawings and models of real-world products before manufacturing them. 
Geomechanics- Geomechanics is the study of the mechanical behaviour of geological materials. It describes the response of the geological environment and rock mass to the actions.

Job opportunities after graduation in mechanical engineering

A mechanical engineer can seek jobs in various great industries like Aerospace industry, Automobile Industry, Chemical industry, Construction industry, Consumer goods industry, Defense industry, Electronics industry, Marine industry, Materials and metals industry, Rail industry and Utility industry.

Mentioning Below some of the job roles of a graduate in mechanical engineering-

Aerospace engineer – An aerospace engineer develops new technologies and designs aircraft, missiles, weapon systems and spacecraft. 

Automotive engineer –  An automotive engineer develops, design, manufacture, fabricate and test vehicles. 

CAD technician – A CAD technician prepare technical plans and drawings used in the construction, manufacturing and engineering industries with the help of CAD software.

Contracting civil engineer– A civil engineer supervises and designs public works projects like highways, bridges, buildings, highways, dams, and airports. 

Control and instrumentation engineer- The control & instrumentation engineers are responsible for ensuring the design, development, installation, management, and maintenance of the equipment used to monitor and control engineering systems & machinery processes efficiently and safely.

Maintenance engineers – Their duty is to examine breakdowns, analyze faults, and supervise timely and critical equipment repairs.

Mechanical engineer- A mechanical engineer is responsible for designing, testing and manufacturing automated systems.
Nuclear engineer-  A nuclear engineer research, manufacture and design processes, systems, instruments and nuclear equipment such as radiation shielding, reactor cones that can utilize nuclear energy and radiation for their benefits.

Conclusion

Mechanical Engineering is a specialization that provides an extensive range of job opportunities to degree holders in different industries. In addition, mechanical engineers are high in demand due to rapid and continuous industrialization. 

There is an excellent scope of career growth for mechanical engineers in India and Abroad. So it is a great career option you can choose if you are interested in Machine designing and manufacturing. 

Also, if you plan to go into industries like aerospace, automobile, chemical manufacturing plants, oil exploration, railway coach factory, research, and development, mechanical engineering is a career option that can help you live your dreams

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